January 27, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu
If you failed to pick up an HP TouchPad a few months ago when it was available for 100 bucks (granted, only for a couple of hours), you can today take advantage of a special deal and get the 10-inch tablet for… well, for a lot more.
For 169.99 dollars, to be more exact, which is a lot more than the ‘’yard sale’’ price from when HP discontinued the gadget, but is significantly less than what this gadget goes for on most online stores right now.
Sure, the TouchPad you will get from Woot for $169.99 is a refurbished 16 GB model, but I personally am thinking to get one, as the CyanogenMod guys are almost done with their Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich port.
After all, if the CM brilliant minds will manage to get the job done in the near future (and chances are they will), you will end up with an elegant and snappy tablet running Droid ICS. The TouchPad, for those of you who don’t know or have forgotten, is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and features WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, a 1.3 MPx front-facing camera, as well a pretty strong battery, capable of around six or seven hours of running time between charges.
The 9.7-inch IPS wide viewing-angle screen is itself very nice, featuring a 1024 x 768 pixels resolution and all in all, for 170 bucks, this is a darn fine piece of technology equipment!
Also, if you are afraid that you will pick up a faulty slate from Woot, as it comes refurbished, you should not worry very much, because you get a 90 day warranty from the producer.
Finally, if 16 GB of internal storage space is not enough for you, the guys at Woot have the 32 GB HP TouchPad on sale as well, going for 219.99 dollars. Again, that seems like a very nice deal, at least as far as I’m concerned, so get them while they’re hot and while they’re not sold out (pardon the childish rhyme, it was unintentional)!